Events & Awards


Check out upcoming events for prospective and current graduate students.

Graduate Student Research Recognition Day

Save the date! The ninth-annual Biomedical Sciences Programs Research Recognition Day takes place Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Coffman Union Great Hall

All faculty, students, postdocs and staff from the biomedical sciences graduate programs are cordially invited.  Registration is free, but required.


  • Keynote Speaker: Eugene Koonin, PhD, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and the leader of the Evolutionary Genomics Group in the Computational Biology Branch of the National Center for Biotechnology Information
    Title, "Coevolution of the virus world and antivirus defense: brave new world of metagenomics"
  • Presentations by the 2017 Milne-Brandenburg Award winners.
  • Graduate Student Posters

  • CV & Resume review by faculty and industry representatives 
  • 3-Minute Thesis Competition
 (1st and 2nd place prizes and the People's Choice Award

Special thanks to our 2017 Graduate Student Planning Committee:
 Ajeetha Joseph Rajan, BMBB; Amber Lockridge, IBP
; Sarah Namugenyi, MICaB;  Anna Ingebretson, NSCI
; Catherine Lee, MCDB&G; Lisa Chesner, PHCL

Program Day Agenda 

                    9:00                  Welcome:Dr. Yoji Shimizu,  Professor of  LaMP,
                                           Assistant Dean for Graduate Education,
                        Medical School

  9:05 – 9:20         Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Talk:  
                           Tijana Martinov, MICaB

9:20 – 9:35        Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Talk:
                   Gabriel Starrett, MICaB

9:35 - 9:50        Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Talk:
                   Martha Streng, NSCI

9:50 – 11:00      Poster Session & CV/Resume Feedback

11:00 – 12:00       3 Minute Thesis Talk (3MT) Competition

12:00 – 1:00                       Lunch:     Holy Land Catering

1:00 – 1:15        3MT Competition Winners Announced

1:15 – 2:15        Keynote Address: Dr. Eugene Koonin:

 “Coevolution of the virus world and antivirus defense: brave new world of metagenomics"

    Meet & greet!

    Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017 Conference

    The Genome Writers Guild invites you to attend the Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017 conference July 13-15 at McNamara Alumni Center. Attendees can go to sessions led by numerous scientists in the genome editing field, attend poster sessions and hear from plenary speaker David Brin during the course of the conference. CBS faculty members Eric Hendrickson and Dan Voytas are among the program's speakers.

    For more information and to register, check out the Genome Writers Guild website.

    Visit our booth at these upcoming conferences or come meet us at these campus visits in 2017:

    July 18, 2017
    NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair
    NIH Campus, Natcher Center, Bethesda, MD. Open and free to all students.